Sidney Sheldon

1917 - 2007

Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer, director and producer. Sheldon was prominent in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) which earned him an Oscar in 1948. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Sheldon has received more than 1,442,304 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 467th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Sidney Sheldon ranks 464 out of 4,883Before him are Laurence Sterne, Boris Vian, Sándor Petőfi, William Wordsworth, Natsume Sōseki, and Margaret Atwood. After him are Shams Tabrizi, Saint Naum, Paul Claudel, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Saul Bellow, and Frantz Fanon.

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Among people born in 1917, Sidney Sheldon ranks 10Before him are Arthur C. Clarke, I. M. Pei, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Kenan Evren, and Ilya Prigogine. After him are Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, Óscar Romero, Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, and Christian de Duve. Among people deceased in 2007, Sidney Sheldon ranks 12Before him are Jean Baudrillard, Mstislav Rostropovich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Kurt Vonnegut, and Marcel Marceau. After him are Paul Tibbets, Ève Curie, Maurice Béjart, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Ryszard Kapuściński, and Deborah Kerr.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 429 out of 12,171Before him are Paulette Goddard (1910), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Jeff Bridges (1949), James Coburn (1928), Janet Leigh (1927), and Rutherford B. Hayes (1822). After him are Anthony Perkins (1932), Dean Martin (1917), 50 Cent (1975), Lou Reed (1942), Stevie Wonder (1950), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 49Before him are Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tennessee Williams (1911), Tom Clancy (1947), Allen Ginsberg (1926), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922). After him are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sylvia Plath (1932), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Susan Sontag (1933), and Washington Irving (1783).